Hikes

Otter Point

Gold Beach Hiking: Otter Point A quick stop that’s worth it.Gateway to Agate Beach and Bailey Beach.Sample the Oregon Coast Trail.Just north of Gold Beach. Otter Point is pictured in the image above. You will park where all three trails converge. If you never go further than the parking lot you will be glad that you took the extra minute or two to visit Otter Point. The views north are incredible. Agate Beach: If you …

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Cape Sebastian Trail

Gold Beach Hiking: Cape Sebastian Trail A short or all day hike. Just south of Gold Beach. Enjoy this day hike on Cape Sebastian, which is located just 6 miles or so south of Gold Beach, Oregon. Drive south on Highway 101 from Gold Beach. Work your way up the grade to the top of Cape Sebastian. Turn right and continue up to the Cape Sebastian parking lots. Turn left and go to the south …

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Francis Shrader Old Growth Trail

Gold Beach Hiking: Francis Shrader Old Growth Trail Located in an old-growth forest that has evolved over hundreds of years.  Stroll among these giant trees and learn about the many facets of the forest. These old-growth forests of the Oregon Coast are national treasures for those with a keen eye for discovery. With in a canopy of big firs and cedars, a story is waiting to be told that involves the tiniest of insects and …

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Myrtle Tree Trail

Gold Beach Hiking: Myrtle Tree Trail The Myrtle Tree Trail explores one of the few old-growth groves of these unique and rare trees that only grow in southwest Oregon, northwest California and Israel. Emerald tree branches stretch and twist into a canopy dripping with the pungent smell of fresh bay leaves – reminiscent of Eucalyptus. This Oregon forest full of old-growth myrtle trees is a truly unique experience. The trail is very short, at less …

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Tide Pooling

Gold Beach Hiking: Tide Pooling My favorite tide pooling memories go back to the Pacific Ocean beaches below San Francisco.  I remember as a young boy eagerly waiting to get to the beach and then leaping out of the car and racing down to the tidal rocks and pools.  Hours would be spent exploring the tide pools…and I realize in hind-site that as a boy I had no real idea of what a Tide Pool …

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